Southern Gulf NRM have developed the Southern Gulf Regional Natural Resource Management Plan 2022 – 2032 to support the management of our region’s natural resources. In developing this plan, we recognise that managing natural resources is a shared responsibility. The community’s contribution is vital to ensure the plan reflects community knowledge and aspirations as well as highlighting the key role that everyone has in delivering the plan.
Natural Resource Management (NRM) is the integrated management of the natural resources that make up Australia’s landscapes, such as land, water, soil, plants and animals. That is, our land, water and biodiversity and cultural assets. NRM takes account of human activities and natural processes to ensure they are balanced and carefully managed to deliver the best outcomes for today’s needs and for future generations.
Three separate NRM Plans have been developed for the Southern Gulf over the last 20 years. The first plan was launched in 2005, followed by the 2016 plan. These plans have provided a framework for NRM planning and implementation in the region.
The present plan reflects current community knowledge and aspirations, the latest scientific data and emerging challenges; such as climate change. The plan looks to the future and provide goals, actions and investments for the next 10 years. It also reflects new knowledge, cultural values and aspirations, changing community aspirations and address existing and emerging challenges to protect our natural resources.
The project to update this plan has been developed with and for the community, supported by Southern Gulf NRM Ltd, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.